2015 North West Regional Cancer Survivorship Conference

Saturday 12th September 2015

Low Wood Bay Hotel Windermere LA23 1LP

 

The aim of the day is to enable health care professionals to achieve a lasting understanding of how people living with and beyond cancer can make the best of their future.

 

Programme Highlights

  • The Genetic Factors – the Hard Facts
  • Professor Gareth Evans (MD FCRP), Professor of Medical Genetics and Cancer Epidemiology, The University of Manchester

Professor Evans has established a national and international reputation in clinical and research aspects of cancer genetics, particularly in neurofibromatosis and breast cancer. He has developed a clinical service for cancer genetics in the North West Region of England, which is nationally regarded. He is an important opinion leader nationally through membership of committees and was chairman of the NICE Familial Breast Cancer Guideline Development Group (2002-2010) and is now clinical lead (2011-). He lectures throughout the UK and internationally on hereditary breast cancer and cancer syndromes.

 

  • Surviving and Thriving in the Great Outdoors
  • Hugo Iffla, Odyssey Programme Director

Odyssey draws on the majesty of the outdoor environment, the arts, and the stimulation of challenge, uncertainty and surprise to help adult cancer survivors overcome the emotional and physical devastation caused by their illness. Odyssey helps patients rebuild their confidence and self-esteem, engage with exercise, and take back control of their lives.

Hugo is responsible for the design, resourcing and staffing of Odyssey programmes as well as creating and implementing safety policy. He is also responsible for the day to day administration of Odyssey and increasingly for looking for the strategic development of the charity and to generate reliable income streams to sustain the programmes. Hugo has led expeditions to Namibia, the Sahara, Nepal, Patagonia, Vietnam, Northern Sweden and Norway helping to generate funds for various charities including Odyssey.

Hugo Iffla: Odyssey Programme Director

  • As of October 2009, Hugo has taken over the role of Programme Director, and is responsible for the design, resourcing and staffing of Odyssey programmes as well as creating and implementing safety policy. He is also responsible for the day to day administration of Odyssey, and increasingly for looking to the strategic development of the charity and generating reliable income streams to sustain the programmes.
  • Hugo has led expeditions to Namibia, the Sahara, Nepal, Patagonia, Vietnam, Northern Sweden and Norway helping to generate funds for various charities including Odyssey.
  • This Girl Can
  • Jennie Price, Chief Executive, Sport England

Jennie Price, a barrister by training, has been at Sport England since April 2007. Since joining as Chief Executive, she has successfully implemented a new strategic approach to investing in community sport, and a restructuring of the organisation to better deliver the new strategy. The sports bodies with which Sport England works now have a clear direction, linked to the outcomes of growing and sustaining regular participation, as well as nurturing talent.

This Girl Can tells the real story of women who exercise and play sport. They come in all shapes and sizes and all levels of ability. They have a myriad of reasons for doing what they do. If you are wondering if you should join them – or carry on – this campaign says it really doesn’t matter if you are a bit rubbish or completely brilliant, the main thing is that you are a woman and you are doing something, and that deserves to be celebrated.

 

The success of cancer survivorship conferences held further afield cannot always be shared throughout the NW region due to distance, expense and time constraints. This regional conference serves as an important opportunity to bring together a diverse group of national and local clinicians, researchers, policy makers and consumers from the UK to learn, to be challenged and to focus on some of the fundamental issues for survivors today – managing side effects of treatment, return to work, and what it means to live well after cancer.

Make a weekend of it!!

The conference is the first part of an entertaining and ambitious weekend programme…to be followed by

A Private Three Course Dinner

 

Saturday 12th September 2015 (Evening)

Reserved in a Private Dining Room

Low Wood Bay Hotel Windermere LA23 1LP

 

Join us for some tasteful banter with an after dinner inspirational speaker set to motivate, stir and rouse you to see the future in a positive light! Be inspired to work together with your colleagues; potential paddlers, be inspired to pull together tomorrow in your very own dragon boat. There’s no greater opportunity to show you’re ready to impress the competition!

  2 comments for “2015 North West Regional Cancer Survivorship Conference

  1. Sally Haydock
    15/08/2015 at 7:02 pm

    I would like to come – is this possible? What time does it start?

    Sally

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